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National Watermelon Day!

Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD – OAM Nutrition Services Coordinator Hannah Johnson – 2018 Dietetic Intern (Iowa State) On a hot and humid Minnesota summer day, watermelon is the perfect refreshing fruit to cool off with at barbeques. Peak watermelon … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #338: Strawberry Spinach Salad

By Eman Kemp, Open Arms of Minnesota Registered Dietitian Did you know that the nutrient content of foods can vary depending on when it was grown? Open Arms operates five urban farms that we use to grow food for our … Continue reading

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Healthy Ice Cream Toppings

By Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD – Open Arms of Minnesota Nutrition Services Coordinator Ice cream is the signature summer treat, which is why July is deemed National Ice Cream Month! Here at Open Arms, we know ice cream isn’t … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #337: Banana Ice Cream

By Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD – Open Arms of Minnesota Nutrition Services Coordinator Ice cream is a delicious and refreshing treat, but some people are unable to eat it for a variety of reasons, whether they are lactose intolerant … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #336: Picnic Pasta Salad

By Eman Kemp, Open Arms of Minnesota Registered Dietitian Summertime is in full swing, and that means picnics! Picnics are a great time to gather around with friends and family. Barbequed foods are plentiful at picnics, so why not bring … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #335: Red, White and Blue Overnight Oats

By Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD – Open Arms of Minnesota Registered Dietitian Start your day with some Fourth of July-themed overnight oats. You’ll get a dose of disease-fighting antioxidants, fiber, immune-boosting vitamin C and many other vitamins and minerals. … Continue reading

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Tips for a Healthy Fourth of July

By Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD – Open Arms of Minnesota Registered Dietitian The Fourth of July is an exciting time of year. Especially for us Minnesotans, the Fourth signifies that summer is officially here. Many of us spend the … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #334: Chef Blake’s Balsamic Braised Short Ribs

By Head Program Chef Blake Wangelin At the June 2018 Pop-Up Dinner, attendees raved about Chef Blake’s balsamic braised short ribs—and he’s glad to share the recipe! CHEF BLAKE’S BALSAMIC BRAISED SHORT RIBS Serves 8 INGREDIENTS: 8 boneless short ribs, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #333: Super Pizza Sliders

By Kaela Pittman, 2018 Dietetic Intern – University of Minnesota: The Emily Program You won’t be able to slide by this recipe! This is one of my favorite quick and easy week night recipes that takes only half an hour … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #332: Heart-Healthy Quiche

By Kelsi Swetland, 2018 Dietetic Intern – Sodexo Distance Program: Pediatric Concentration Quiche is an easy dish to put together and can be customized to meet your preferences or dietary needs. Although typically made with a pastry crust, this recipe … Continue reading

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